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The plaque-removing efficacy of a single-tufted brush on the lingual and buccal surfaces of the molars

Authors
 Dong-Won Lee  ;  Ik-Sang Moon 
Citation
 JOURNAL OF PERIODONTAL AND IMPLANT SCIENCE, Vol.41(3) : 131-134, 2011 
Journal Title
JOURNAL OF PERIODONTAL AND IMPLANT SCIENCE
ISSN
 2093-2278 
Issue Date
2011
Keywords
Dental equipment ; Dental plaque ; Oral hygiene ; Toothbrushing
Abstract
PURPOSE: To test the plaque-removal efficacy of a single-tufted toothbrush on the posterior molars compared with a flat-trimmed toothbrush.

METHODS: Forty-nine subjects were selected. Professional instruction and written brushing instructions were given. After thorough supra-gingival scaling and polishing, all subjects were asked to abstain from oral hygiene procedures for 24 hours prior to the first experiment. The subjects were randomized to a treatment sequence. The modified Quigley and Hein plaque index was recorded pre- and post-tooth brushing, at 6 surfaces of the posterior molars. After a wash-out period, all the remaining plaque was removed professionally. Twenty-four hours of brushing abstinence was again performed. The plaque index was recorded pre- and post-tooth brushing after the subjects were given the second toothbrush in the cross-over sequence.

RESULTS: The percentage reductions in plaque scores achieved with the single-tufted brushes were significantly higher than those of the flat-trimmed brush at the maxillary buccal interproximal, marginal and mandibular lingual interproximal site. The other locations showed no significant difference.

CONCLUSIONS: The results of the present study implied that the single-tufted brush could be an effective tool for the removal of plaque at some, but not all, sites of the posterior molars.
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DOI
10.5051/jpis.2011.41.3.131
Appears in Collections:
2. College of Dentistry (치과대학) > Dept. of Periodontics (치주과학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Moon, Ik Sang(문익상)
Lee, Dong Won(이동원) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1852-7989
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/94512
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